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Kentucky Water Utility Can Avoid Quarry’s Lawsuit Over Flooding

March 11, 2022, 10:10 PM

A Kentucky quarry owner failed to give proper notice before suing a local utility over alleged Clean Water Act violations, the Sixth Circuit said Friday in a ruling affirming dismissal of the lawsuit.

South Side Quarry argued the Louisville & Jefferson County Metro Sewer District used a diversion channel that regularly floods and pollutes Vulcan Quarry. The water utility needed and failed to get a required pollution permit for the Vulcan Quarry detention basin, the quarry owner said.

South Side failed to name a specific sewage standard or limit that the utility violated, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals ...